That’s right. I’ll admit it. Kids should never be raised on a farm because we learn these awful traits and habits.
1.) We’ve been taught respect. Some kids have to learn that at school or never do. Unfortunately, we have never had the option of not. Elders were always be given the utmost respect and helping out a neighbor was a necessity. Respect was something earned, not given.
2.) Our work ethic came at an early age. We didn’t have to get a job in high school to start to figure out what hard work was and how it impacts our lives. We learned to work hard, fast, and correctly. That really helped us in our school work and later in our lives as adults in the working world.
3.) We watched the world change around us daily. The life cycle was a huge part of our lives. We watched death, new life, new beginnings, growth, and change. We learned the importance of life and how easily it can be taken away. Every day was a learning experience.
4.) We avoided getting into trouble at school or at home because there were always consequences. Yes, that’s right. We were disciplined. We were taught right and wrong. We were taught life lessons.
5.) We always tried our hardest. We always gave it our all. Not just on the farm, but at school, for our friends, for our families, for our neighbors and anyone that needed our help. Some people say we try too hard (and trust me, I’ve been told this a lot), but we tried. Being nice, helpful, and thinking of others is what we do.
6.) We learned the value of a dollar. We didn’t grow up with money and many of our parents went through some very tough situations that kept us humble. Money didn’t drive us to achieve goals, success did.
7.) We’re considered nice people. Whether you need a helpful hand, a door held open, a smile on a bad day, or some food on your plate–we’re here to help you. We’ve been raised to have high morals.
You see what I mean? We really don’t need more farm kids in this world.